On January 9, Sylvie Retailleau, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, unveiled the list of 17 winners of the France 2030 call for "maturation - prematuration" projects, including 9 consortia with Erganeo.
The objective of the "maturation-prematuration" call launched by the Government in December 2021 is "to increase the flow of invention, to multiply the outputs both in the form of transfer and start-up creation and to increase the impact on our economy and employment, by capitalizing on successful and recognized transfer structures."
275 M€ will therefore be allocated to 17 consortia with the aim of financing the maturation and prematuration phases of results from the France 2030 national acceleration strategies (SNA). These consortia are made up of different organizations already established in the ecosystem, including universities, research organizations and SATTs.
"Based on the experience of the SATTs and their results, it is now possible to take a new step and set new, more ambitious objectives, particularly through France 2030, in terms of technology transfer and start-up creation" said the Government. "They have boosted technology transfer and professionalized practices as close as possible to local ecosystems. Nearly 7,000 innovative projects have been detected and analyzed, more than 3,700 priority patents have been filed, 1,700 operating licenses have been granted to more than 1,120 companies, and more than 700 start-ups have been created and raised more than €1.3 billion." The Government adds that "the time is ripe for acceleration: to gain in legibility and efficiency, without adding any structure and by capitalizing on what already exists. France has no shortage of tools and resources in the field of transfer and innovation from public research."
Erganeo is one of nine winning consortia in this call, including two as a lead in maturation:
- SciTy VDBI - Sustainable City: development of solutions for sustainable city and innovative buildings ;
- SciTy DDM - Mobility: digitalization and decarbonization of mobility;
And seven as a partner:
- FramexG - 5G and future telecom network technologies ;
- ExTASE - Advanced technologies and energy systems;
- Cactus - Decarbonization of industry;
- Quantinuum - Quantum Technologies;
- Catriem - Infectious Diseases;
- COMBIO - Biotherapies and bio-production of therapies;
- COMS@A - Digital Health.
Naceur Tounekti, President of Erganeo, said: "We are very pleased to be part of nine winning consortia of the call for maturation - prematurition projects, including two as lead in maturation. We will capitalize on our experience to contribute to the objectives set by the Government in a collective action logic, with a continuum of funding for projects throughout their development stages."